Wines from Chateau Climens

Chateau Climens

Château Climens is located in Sauternes-Barsac. The estate was established in 1547 and since then, only five families have owned the château. In 1971, the winery became the property of Lucien Lurton, who owns multiple wineries in Bordeaux. Lucien’s daughter, Berenice Lurton, is the one who runs the winery. In 2022, Berenice sold the majority stake to the Moirty family, but she continues to have an advisory role.

The vineyard area covers 31 hectares and is planted entirely with Semillon. Berenice was one of the first in Bordeaux who had the mettle to cultivate the vineyards in a biodynamic way. It is also the first First Growth to be certified biodynamic. The soil consists mainly of limestone with shale and sand. The perfect soil for Semillon. One of the winery’s special working methods is the use of herbal tea to drive out potential diseases from the vineyard. The only rot that is welcome, is the noble rot. In French this is called ‘pourriture noble’. This rot creates very small holes in the grape, so that the moisture evaporates and leaves very sugar-rich grapes. Perfect for this dessert wine!

The fermentation takes place in oak barrels and lasts on average 2 to 3 weeks. When the desired alcohol percentage has been reached, the temperature drops, so that the fermentation stops, and residual sugar remains. After fermentation, the wine is aged in oak barrels of 40% new wood. This barrel aging takes an average of 20 to 24 months. A second wine is also produced: Cypres de Climens. A dry wine, Asphodèle, was launched in 2018. This white wine is also made from 100% Semillon and undergoes a sur lie maturation of 8 months. The Climens dessert wine is known for its elegant and expressive character with fantastic aging potential.

The iconic Climens vintages are 1929 and 1949. Both vintages have been awarded 100 Parker Points!

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Chateau Climens


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Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 1966

Chateau Climens

1966
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 1969

Chateau Climens

1969
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Parker 96
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 1986

Chateau Climens

1986
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Parker 96
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 1988

Chateau Climens

1988
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 1995

Chateau Climens

1995
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Parker 94
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 1997

Chateau Climens

1997
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Winespect. - J. Suckling 98
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 1998

Chateau Climens

1998
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 1999

Chateau Climens

1999
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Parker 100
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2001

Chateau Climens

2001
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Parker 100
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2001

Chateau Climens

2001
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Parker 94
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2002

Chateau Climens

2002
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Parker 97
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2003

Chateau Climens

2003
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Parker 97
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2003

Chateau Climens

2003
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Parker 97
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2005

Chateau Climens

2005
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Parker 94
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2006

Chateau Climens

2006
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Parker 94
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2006

Chateau Climens

2006
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Parker 99
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2007

Chateau Climens

2007
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Parker 99
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2007

Chateau Climens

2007
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Parker 97
Chateau Climens
Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2009

Chateau Climens

2009
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Parker 97
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2009

Chateau Climens

2009
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Winespect. - J. Suckling 97
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2011

Chateau Climens

2011
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2012

Chateau Climens

2012
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Chateau Climens - Chateau Climens 2014

Chateau Climens

2014
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Chateau Climens - Les Cypres de Climens 1994

Les Cypres de Climens

1994
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